Yo La TengoFade

Label:Matador – OLE 994-1, Matador – Ole 994-1, Matador – OLE 1011-7
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
All Media, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition, Numbered
Style:Indie Rock


PercussionJohn McEntire
A2Is That Enough
Arranged By [String Arrangement]Jeff Parker
A3Well You Better2:37
A4Paddle Forward2:48
A5Stupid Things5:05
B1I'll Be Around4:47
B2Cornelia And Jane
CornetRob Mazurek
TromboneAndy Baker (7)
B3Two Trains
VibraphoneJohn McEntire
B4The Point Of It3:38
B5Before We Run
Baritone SaxophoneMichael McGinnis (3)
CornetRob Mazurek
TrumpetJeff Hermanson
ViolinPhyllis Sanders
CI Saw The Light
Written-ByTodd Rundgren
DMove To California
Written-ByTimes New Viking

Companies, etc.



Deluxe version comes in a numbered (on a sticker) edition printed on rainbow foil with a bonus 7" featuring two exclusive covers: I Saw The Light (Todd Rundgren) b/w Move To California (Times New Viking)
Includes MP3 download coupon featuring the exclusive 11 minute track, Oriole.
Includes a custom inner sleeve for the LP.

©℗ 2013 Matador Records 304 Hudson NYC 10013
17-19 Alma Road, London UK SW18 1AA

Recorded and mixed [...] at Soma in Chicago, summer 2012.
Some "Stupid Things," "Two Trains" and "Before We Run" recorded [...] in Hoboken.

Sides A & B: Roshashauna Music and Excellent Classical Songs (BMI)
C. Earmark Music/Screengems Music/EMI (BMI)
D. Mattitude Music (ASCAP)

Drawing [...] 3rd place winner in Sept. 2012 Draw Yo La Tengo contest, Hancock Park CA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Stickered over the sleeve barcode): 744861099406
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched except "STERLING" which is stamped): OLE 994-1A RJ STERLING ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched except "STERLING" which is stamped): OLE 994-1B-RE1 RJ STERLING ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C (7" A-side) runout, etched): U-67474-M-A- OLE-1011-7-A ⓤ ∴
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D (7" B-side) runout, etched): u-67474-M-B- OLE-1011-7-B ⓤ ∴

Other Versions (5 of 22)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Fade (10×File, FLAC, Album)MatadorOLE 99452013
Fade (CD, Album)MatadorOle 994-2US2013
Recently Edited
Fade (LP, Album, 7", 45 RPM, All Media, Limited Edition, Deluxe)Matador, MatadorOLE 994-0, OLE 1011-7UK2013
New Submission
Fade (LP, Album, Stereo)MatadorOle 994-1US2013
New Submission
Fade (CD, Album, Digipak)High Note Records, MatadorHN1052CDTaiwan2013



  • djt646's avatar
    amazing to think how this record served as the gateway to another incredible decade with ylt. just when you started to fear they had lost their fastball...
    • jflack13's avatar
      This appears to by my version (matrix numbers match this version with the 7") but I do not see any numbering system indicating it is a numbered release. Anyone know where I can find the numbers, or is it possible these matrix numbers were used at one point for the "non-numbered" deluxe edition?
      • d.teil's avatar
        indeed. a huge album is this.
        • RamoneRecords's avatar
          Yo La Tengo has been a staple in the indie music community since forming in New Jersey in the late 80s. That sign of longevity shows that fans have not become bored with them yet. “Fade,” the band's latest album, is a fantastic addition to their already impressive discography.
          Opening with the bewitching six-minute opener Ohm, Yo La Tengo, dip their toes in shoegaze. Standouts like Well You Better and Stupid Things begin with jarring guitars and fall into a soothing dream. Few bands can deliver that fading theme as well as these seasoned musicians. Several of their songs, without fail, showcase the soft yet uplifting quality of the guitar.
          All 10 tracks are consistently good. The effortless low-key sound can only come from disciplined people as these. Guitarist and piano player Ira Kaplan and his wife, drummer and vocalist Georgia Hubley, are supported with bassist James McNew to create the ultimate indie rock album..
          Cornelia and Jane and Before We Run , some of the tracks where Hubley takes the lead are at times the most haunting. Her restful vocals guide the wandering guitar. Even at its most frantic parts, you will begin to fade into it.

          As one of the year's earliest releases, it sets the tone for what will be a grand year for music.


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